Friday, July 21, 2017

Beauty Giveaway!



If you follow me on Instastories (itsnicholemarie) or Snapchat (colieolieoh), you have probably seen that I get some beauty products and skincare products sent to me sometimes. I'm not a huge makeup girl.. If i have a special event that i'm going to, I make my bestie do my makeup for me.. So as a thank you for all the support you guys have given this blog, I put together a fun little GIVEAWAY for you!  Scroll down to enter, and good luck!













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Monday, July 17, 2017

Never Road Trip In A Romper


The past three weekends have been a little cray cray full of events. I've had weddings, baby showers, Member Guest events and dinners, more weddings, and The Southern Oregon Classic. With all these events the blog has unfortunately taken a back seat for a bit. In the midst of all this going on, I found THEEE cutest romper and I'm a little obsessed. I wore it last weekend to my good friend and photographers wedding and The Southern Oregon Classic. It is extreamly comfortable, and you don't even have to wear a bra!









Keepsake Romper {$180} // Diane Von Furstenberg Wedges {$95} // Céline Sunglasses {$244} // Michael Kors Clutch {Similar Here}



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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Charcoal Skincare

 


Everyone knows I'm a huge skincare junkie. So when my friends over at Boscia (pronounced BŌ-SHA) asked me to try out their Luminizing Black Mask, Black Hydration Gel, and new Jelly Ball Charcoal Cleanser, I was very excited. Charcoal has so many great benefits. It pulls out and absorbs more than 1,000 times its weight in toxins and impurities. Those toxins include bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt, and other micro-particles. This leaves the skin healthier, clearer, more refined, and stronger. The cleanser is so fun to use; I've never tried anything like it. It feels like you're giving yourself a facial. In fact, I actually can't wait to wash my face again! Then the hydration gel leaves your skin feeling so clean and soft. I'm sold. 










Luminizing Black Mask {$34} // Black Hydration Gel {$40} // Jelly Ball Charcoal Cleanser {$20}



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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cold Shoulder



Right now, I'm OBSESSED with off the shoulder tops. If you follow me on Snapchat (colieolieoh), or watch my InstaStories (itsnicholemarie), you've seen that I've been sporting this trend a lot. 
It's the perfect mix of comfort and sexiness with that easy to wear, throw on and go style, and showing off the perfect amount of shoulder.
The dress I'm wearing here, is the Fleur Du Jour Mini Dress by Free People. I'm wearing an extra small. (I think this dress runs large). It has gorgeous embroidery, and is extremely comfortable. AAAAND you can easily dress it up, or dress it down. I'm always down for a little boho in my wardrobe. 
In addition to my new favorite dress, I've rounded up some of my favorite off the shoulder pieces below..









Free People Dress {$148}  // Vince Camuto Booties {$89} // Rebecca Minkoff Bag {$295 $148} // Céline Sunglasses {Similar Here}



Photos by Ashley Hudson





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Sunday, June 11, 2017

I'm Obsessed With Smudging



Ok guys, I'm gonna get super hippie on you for a minute. Even if you think you're not down with this and it's something you would never consider doing, keep reading because I may just change your mind. It may seem "new age-y" to some, however, it's actually a tradition that goes back thousands of years and not just with Native Americans. 

I think smudging your space is like taking an energetic shower. It's ritual alchemy.. changing and cleansing the bad energy. If you're feeling sluggish, negative, and/or stuck you could have stagnant energy in your field. Stagnant or negative energy can have extremely detrimental effects on your mental and physical state. Everybody's energy is different too, it could be emotional, like a fight with a friend, energetic, like a past life issue, or physical, like shaking hands with people all day at work.
It is common that people smudge a new house or apartment before they move in so they can start fresh. 

Did you know the smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on changing our stress response and mood? It also has the ability to eliminate 94% of aerial bacteria in your home! 

I love to use white sage. Some people think it smells like weed, but I love the smell of it; it's the smell of thousands of years of spiritual communion and ritual. It has a earthy, just smoked weed smell with a feminine energy. If sage doesn't speak to you, try palo santo. The smell is reminiscent of a temple and has notes of pine and lemon with a masculine energy.





What you need:
Sage or palo santo (represents the earth element, and when burned, the smoke represents the air element)
Abalone shell (this is meant to hold and burn the sage or palo santo, and represents the water element)
Matches or a lighter (these represent the fire element.. obvi) 
Feather (this represents the air element)

How to:
Clear your space of mess and clutter. Open up windows and curtains to allow new clean air to enter, and give the negative energy an escape route. Light your sage or palo santo on fire in the abalone shell and gently blow out and allow it to smolder. Use the feather to fan the smoke around your space focusing on high traffic areas. 






Sunday Forever has THE CUTEST sage sets like this sage and lighter set, and good vibes set.
(not to mention, they have the most AMAZING kimono robes you will ever own)




Thanks to Sunday Forever for sponsoring this post! 




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Sunsets



This was the most beautiful photoshoot I've done yet. My photographer and I climbed Table Rock right before sunset to get that amazing golden hour lighting. My favorite! 
Summer is just around the corner, and this maxi dress from Indah is the perfect mix of sexy and boho. With the plunge neckline, (I LOVE a good plunge neckline) and flowy silhouette this will be one of my go-to's. I love pieces that I can literally just throw on and go. Obviously, I'll have to get in hemmed to wear it in real life but I'm used to having to hem literally everything I buy. #ShortGirlProblems. 
This Indah dress is unfortunately sold out, but I've linked another very similar one by House Of Harlow. 












Indah Dress {Sold Out} Similar Dress Here // Vince Camuto Booties {$89} // Similar Rings HereHere, And Here



Photos by Sierra Hunts 
Floral by Beyond The Briar




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Chardonnay Day 2017



You guyssssss, It's that time again.. National Chardonnay Day!!!!

I'm celebrating with two amazing wines, Flora Springs 2016 Chardonnay, and Jon Nathaniel 2015 Lavender Hill Chardonnay. I've recently been getting more and more into wines along with the whole process that comes along with it. I've always wanted to get my sommelier; and with all the recent changes in my life have been thinking more and more about it. It could be a fun little road to take, right?!

The Flora Springs 2016 Chardonnay is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards, which I LOVEEEE. It is fermented in a combination of oak barrels (76%), and stainless steel tanks (24%). It is full-bodied yet keenly balanced with richly-fruited notes of honeydew melon, guava, and pineapple layered with oak derived hints of honey, spice, and unsweetened coconut. Sooooo good! 

The Jon Nathaniel 2015 Lavender Hill Chardonnay shows beautiful ripe, up front fruit, with layers of honey, vanilla, spice, pear, and Granny Smith apple flavors. Its creamy texture brings to mind graham  crackers and créme brûlée, yet there's a tension between the brightness of fruit and the rich, toasty, oak-and-less driven flavors. This is a terrifically balanced wine with excellent depth of flavor and concentration and a long, lingering finish. 

Do yourself a favor and head over to FloraSprings.com and pick up a couple bottles. You won't be disappointed!








Special thanks to Flora Springs for sponsoring this post. 




How are you celebrating #ChardonnayDay?!